Australian Courts of Law 4e

Paperback | December 14, 2004

byJames Crawford, Brian Opeskin

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The Australian court system continues to be the subject of debate and disagreement. Since the appearance of the first edition, Australian Courts of Law has been the standard work on the Australian court system. Now fully revised and updated, it provides a succinct guide to, and analysis ofAustralian courts and tribunals, their jusrsidiction and their functioning. Australian Courts of Law provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all material pertaining to Australian sources. Controversial issues in recent years have included the need for better case management procedures by courts, the growing importance of alternative dispute resolution, and therelationship between courts and tribunals, as well as between specialist and generalist courts. The book traces the development of the Australian court system from their English and colonial origins and gives an up-to-date account of the modern system. Australian Courts of Law is essential reading for all law students and high school legal studies students, and is recommended for anyone seeking an introduction to the Australian courts and the Australian legal system, or interested in further information on their workings and problems.

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The Australian court system continues to be the subject of debate and disagreement. Since the appearance of the first edition, Australian Courts of Law has been the standard work on the Australian court system. Now fully revised and updated, it provides a succinct guide to, and analysis ofAustralian courts and tribunals, their jusrsidi...

James Crawford held chairs in law at Adelaide and Sydney University before moving to Cambridge University, where he now teaches, writes and practices international law and international arbitration Brian Opeskin is an Associate Professor of law at Sydney University, where he has taught for many years and is a full-time Commissioner at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.46 × 5.35 × 0.71 inPublished:December 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195510070

ISBN - 13:9780195510072

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Table of Contents

Part one: General Principles1. The Development of Legal Systems2. The Common Law Background3. The Constitutional Background4. Organisation of the Judicial SystemPart Two: Courts of General Jurisdiction5. Criminal Jursidiction in Lower and Intermediate Courts6. Civil Jurisdiction in Lower and Intermediate Courts7. State and Territory Supreme Courts8. Federal Court of Australia9. High Court of AustraliaPart Three: Specialist Courts and Tribunals10. Family and Children's Court11. Industrial Court and Commissions12. Small Claims Courts and Tribunals13. Other Specialist Courts and TribunalsPart Four: Prospects for Change14. Reform of Australian Courts